Blob vs Colorful - What's the difference?

blob | colorful |


As a noun blob

is a shapeless or amorphous mass; a vague shape or amount, especially of a liquid or semisolid substance; a clump, group or collection that lacks definite shape.

As a adjective colorful is

possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour|colors.

blob

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A shapeless or amorphous mass; a vague shape or amount, especially of a liquid or semisolid substance; a clump, group or collection that lacks definite shape.
  • * 1869 : Norman Lockyer et al, Nature
  • Only the outermost blob on either side in map 2 displays misalignment .
  • * 1895 : The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • It was a colourful vase with red and white hoops on the lid, and red bands above and below the main frieze. These bands also carry a metope pattern in white of triple lines and blobs , which can just be distinguished on the photographs.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • But there, on the very top, is a hollow full of water, with a sandy bottom; with a blob of jelly stuck to the side, and some mussels.
  • In astronomy, a large cloud of gas. In particular, an extended Lyman-Alpha blob is a huge body of gas that may be the precursor to a galaxy.[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090422151828.htm]
  • (dialect) A bubble, a bleb.
  • A small freshwater fish (Uranidea richardsoni ); the miller's thumb.
  • See also

    * cluster

    References

    colorful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * colourful (Commonwealth English)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour, colors.
  • * 1895 , The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • It was a colourful vase with red and white hoops on the lid, and red bands above and below the main frieze. These bands also carry a metope pattern in white of triple lines and blobs, which can just be distinguished on the photographs.
  • Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1895, author=H. Walter Staner and Henry Sturmey, title=The Autocar,
  • passage=One of the most colourful' people in motor racing, he writes in a ' colourful manner.}}
  • (euphemistic) Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language ).
  • * 2002 , news.bbc.co.uk
  • Hussain celebrated reaching his ton with a gesture towards the media centre, pointing to the number three on the back of his shirt and offering some colourful language.